A Clock Maker's Precision: BlackBerry Bold (9000) Smartphone
Personal Electronics buzz
11 August 2009
Excerpt: There have been more rumors surrounding the BlackBerry 9000 aptly named “Bold” than a pop star on a Friday night in Malibu. What I thought I saw at a trade show turned out to be a vardoger. Sorry, for the lack of the Norwegian "o". For those who are not in to Norwegian myths, a vardoger is a phantom double which precedes the actual person with the same footsteps, scents and characteristics. It turns out the Bold 9000 may be better than the hype.
Excerpt: Recently entered on the touchscreen smartphone market, RIM decided to give one more shot to its traditional smartphone lineup with no-touch displays. One of the last such devices was BlackBerry Bold 9000, which should've been one of the best in its line. Thanks to , we will see whether or not this good-looking smartphone rises to the challenge of its touchscreen disciples.
Pros: Having all the latest technologies embedded into a BlackBerry device might seem awkward, as RIM is recognized for its conservative thinking (see Apple). HSDPA and Wi-Fi included in the same smartphone is one great feature. The 1500 mAh is also one of the best features in a BB device and it shows, as the handset will just continue to work for days and days. The multimedia experience, while on a basic level, shows great potential. Last, but not least, the QWERTY keyboar...
Cons: The only thing I was really concerned about was the sturdiness of the device, which is nowhere near its predecessors'. The somewhat high price could also become an obstacle to the phone's possible success in the market, but that could be explained by the fact that it targets a supposedly rich class – businessmen. Sales Package Blackberry 9000 Bold smartphone Standard battery 1500 mAh Li-Ion Blackberry Premium 3.5mm Stereo Headset AC Travel charger USB data cable Leath...
Excerpt: In many ways the Blackberry is perhaps the only “locked ecosystem” business model outside Apple's media players that's worked so well. Despite facing a crippling lawsuit only a couple of years ago, RIM has grown from strength to strength and only emerged stronger. The company's choke-hold on the corporate email market is only too visible. What is it about a BlackBerry phone that makes it so indispensable to business users?
Excerpt: Sticking to what it does best, the BlackBerry Bold 9000 is designed for email on the go and comes packed with features. While many smart phone fans are running to the touchscreen hills, the Bold offers a strong alternative. What we like The Bold 9000's screen is one of the sharpest and brightest screens we've ever seen. Underneath the crisp display sits an equally impressive keypad that is a joy to type long text messages or emails on.
Excerpt: In years past, BlackBerry has been innovating with product after product. With the new family of BlackBerry Bold, Storm, and 8900, they have a great lineup for the rest of the year. Today we’re taking a look at the sleek new BlackBerry Bold on AT&T.
Pros: Elegant and sleek black and silver design., Crisp and vibrant screen., Connectivity galore., Strong QWERTY keyboard.
Excerpt: Blackberry has launched their latest smartphone , the 9000 model ,also named Bold. The new handset is the first Blackberry model that has tri-band HSDPA functionality,GPS and Wi-Fi.The sales will begin in the summer.
BlackBerry Bold 9000
is easily the best-looking keyboard-based smartphone on the market, and the software it includes makes it the best BlackBerry yet.
That doesn't make it the best smartphone available, though. There are still some areas RIM needs to work on if it wants to reach that point. It's weak web browser and its limited support for fonts are some of the things holding it back.